The Medfusion 3500 Syringe Pump is a small infusion pump that is used to slowly deliver a small amount of fluid over a specified period of time. Infusion pumps are used clinically and in the research setting. These devices may be programmed to administer tenths of milliliters every minute, patient-controlled analgesia and fluids whose volumes differ with the times of day.
Automating these difficult dosing regimes frees up nursing time for other aspects of patient care in a cost-effective manner. This is especially useful in neonatal intensive care units, where drug dosages are impractically small and difficult to administer manually. Using an automated system means the highly trained nursing staff can spend more time with patients, their parents and other family members.
Infusion syringes made by Medfusion reduce mistakes in the administration of drugs. They are flexible, adaptable, easy to customize, intelligent and safe. They can deliver fluids at controlled high pressure and may be used directly into the spinal cord, as in spinal anesthetics for childbirth, or subcutaneously.
Subcutaneous delivery maximizes the area for administration almost infinitely. Some drugs may cause edema when delivered under the skin. This can interfere with the action of these medications.
Parameters that can be manipulated for custom usage include formulation, latex-free, lipid resistant or needle-less configurations. The software that comes with the 3500 has software designed specifically to eradicate drug errors within programmable dosage limits. Other integrated safety features include rapid alarm response and displaying trends in pressure.
The Medfusion 3500 syringe pump is the newest model in this product line. Medicating patients using automated infusion pumps is cost effective and optimizes staff time. The device is used both clinically and in the research setting. One area where these devices are especially effective is in the care of infants in hospital neonatal intensive care units.
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